I previously talked about how training can help your OFS improve your life and business.
After I sent out that newsletter, Billy responded. He talked about how he empowered your OFS and built a stronger work relationship with her.
I appreciate your emails, they are very helpful. In June it will be one year with my VA, who is now our Operations Manager and I have given her AUTHORITY. I had to remind her that she is the boss several times, and now she finally is becoming more assertive. I asked her if she would like for me to help put together a 5 year plan for her life goals. I let her know it’s important for the company to know her personal goals so that we can help her achieve them while meeting company objectives. She is still a little shy and I was surprised when she did not hesitate to accept my offer of helping her make a 5 year life plan. She was very happy.
It took us less than an hour to write down the plan – wow – you should see her now.
I am very proud of her, and it makes me want to work harder to ensure that she achieves those goals for herself and her family.
Thanks again, John!
The way I outsource and built Onlinejobs.ph is based on the idea that you and your OFS will be working together for years. When you know you’ll be working together for a long time; you want to make plans. You want to set goals. You start hoping for a better future.
But sometimes, it’s hard to believe this when you see people losing their jobs left and right. The unemployment rate in the Philippines has risen due to the pandemic, and people there are worried about job security.
It’s also hard to think of this when you’re an online worker and everybody around you is freelancing. You can’t make a 5-year plan when you don’t know where the next paycheck is coming from.
The great thing about what Billy did is he empowered his OFS to dream big. By helping her achieve her goals, he’s also achieving his goals for his business.
If his OFS wants to double her income in 5 years or manage a bigger team, Billy and his OFS can work out a plan to help achieve that. What can they do to increase their sales? What can they do to make the business more profitable?
His OFS is motivated because she’s taking an active role in achieving her goals. His business grows because he has a worker who’s just as dedicated to growing his business.
When you empower your OFS, everybody wins.
Here are 3 ways to empower your OFS:
1. give them a title
2. give them authority. Make sure they understand what they’re responsible for.
3. give them training. VAsMadeEasy.com.